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8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Sondra Gudmundson and Jonathan Walker

January 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - March 15, 2022 @ 8:45 pm UTC-8

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-proven program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC teaches practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care, and understanding. There is a retreat session after week 5 to embody the practices.

Self-compassion can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who feel uncomfortable when they are kind to themselves. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think.

This course is designed to enhance your ability to:
Practice self-compassion and mindfulness in daily life
Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
Transform challenging relationships, old and new
Manage caregiver fatigue
Explore the role of self-compassion in meeting your core values
Embrace the art of savoring and self-appreciation

Time for the course is US EASTERN 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm Tuesday evenings, starting January 25th, 2022.


January 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
March 15, 2022 @ 8:45 pm


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